Edx course: BerkeleyX: GG101x The Science of Happiness

John Power, modified 8 Years ago at 9/8/15 2:55 PM
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Edx course: BerkeleyX: GG101x The Science of Happiness

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Heey everyone,

I came acros this course and signed up. Maybe some of you are also interested.

Course Description

The Science of Happiness is the first MOOC to scientifically explore the roots of a
happy and meaningful life. Students will engage with some of the most provocative and practical lessons from the trailblazing science of positive psychology, and discover how to apply research-backed insights to their own lives. Created by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, the course will zero in on a key finding: that true happiness is inextricably linked to having authentic, meaningful social ties, and contributing to something bigger than yourself—the greater good. Students will learn about research that supports this view from multiple disciplines including social, developmental, evolutionary, and positive psychology, alongside neuroscience, economics, and more.The “Science of Happiness” will also offer students practical strategies for tapping into and nurturing their own happiness, including weekly activities that foster social and emotional well-being, and enable students to observe a measure of their own happiness along the way. Health professionals can earn continuing education credit hours for participating. The course’s co-instructors, Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, are not only leading authorities on positive psychology but also gifted teachers skilled at making science fun and personal.They’ll be joined by world-renowned experts—including Barbara Fredrickson, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Robert Emmons—discussing themes like empathy, mindfulness, and gratitude.